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• Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Finalists Class of 2018: Ray Allen, Maurice Cheeks, Charles “Lefty” Driesell, Hugh Evans, Grant Hill, Jason Kidd, Steve Nash, Rudy Tomjanovich, Chris Webber, Kim Mulkey, Katie Smith, Tina Thompson, Wayland Baptist University. Class of 2018 will be named during the NCAA Men’s Final Four weekend in San Antonio March 31-April 2.

• Serena Williams, who said her first auto purchase was a while Lincoln Navigator SUV she named “Ginger,” has signed to become an official spokesperson for the brand. A social media-based marketing campaign includes videos of Williams talking about and driving the 2018 Navigator, with ongoing videos to follow. “Partnering with a brand like Navigator comes from a genuine place,” she said in the first video. “Let’s just be honest: Serena Williams needs to be in the new Navigator.”

• The Smashing Pumpkins unveil 'Shiny And Oh So Bright' 36-city tour, their first tour in nearly 20 years, with founding members Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin, James Iha. Produced by Live Nation.

KEEPING SCORE

Most Exciting Sports Worldwide
1. Athletics (i.e. Olympics) 47% Very/Quite Exciting
2. Tennis 43%
3. Football (soccer) 43%
4. Rugby 41%
5. Gymnastics 36%
6. Boxing 32%
7. Formula 1 32%
8. Swimming 26%
9. Horse Racing 25%
10. Cycling 25%

Most Boring Sports Worldwide
1. Golf 70% Very/Quite Boring
2. U.S. Football 59%
3. Cricket 58%
4. Darts 58%
5. Snooker 57%
6. Basketball 52%
7. Horse Racing 52%
8. Cycling 50%
9. Formula 1 49%
10. Boxing 46%

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Most-Watched Winter Olympics in U.S. TV History
1. Lillehammer, 1994* 204 million
2. Vancouver, 2010 190 million
3. Salt Lake City, 2002 187 million
T4. Torino, 2006 184 million
T4. Albertville, 1992 184 million
T4. Nagano, 1998 184 million
* Nancy Kerrigan/Tonya Harding incident

Source NBC Sports

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Thursday
Aug102017

Milwaukee Bucks Ride With Harley-Davidson For NBA Jersey Sponsorship Alliance

By Barry Janoff

August 10, 2017: Calling it "a perfect fit for Harley-Davidson and the Bucks," the iconic motorcycle company has signed a multi-layer deal with the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks, including the team’s first jersey logo patch.

The Bucks become the 12th NBA team with a jersey patch deal, a move that was approved  by the NBA Board of Governors in April 2016 as part of a three-year pilot program.

The alliance was unveiled in the Harley-Davidson Museum in downtown Milwaukee, which also will host a celebration party this evening.

The alliance came with a promo spot, "Bucks x Harley-Davidson: We Build," that focuses on the history of both Harely-Davidson and the Bucks, including the team’s NBA championship in 1970-71 when they were led by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Oscar Robertson.

Additional marketing support will appear as the NBA season approaches.

Harley-Davidson said the jersey patch "has the potential to receive over two billion impressions annually globally across the Bucks and NBA broadcast, video and digital platforms."

Harley-Davidson was founded in Milwaukee in 1903.

The Bucks joined the NBA as an expansion team in 1968.

Financial terms of the alliance were not shared.

Most of the logo patch deals unveiled to date have been in the $5-$8 million range annually, coinciding with Nike’s first season as the NBA’s official on-court uniform supplier (taking over from adidas).

However, a recent deal signed between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Goodyear could top $10 million, according to industry analysts.

The NBA champion Golden State Warriors, which have not yet signed a jersey patch deal, were said to be asking $15-$20 million.

All patches will be 2.5 x 2.5 on the left side, with a Nike Swoosh logo on the right side, with Nike taking over as the league's official on-court uniform provider.

The Charlotte Hornets will wear a Nike division Jordan Brand as the team is majority owned by Michael Jordan.

According to Sean Cummings, svp-global demand for Harley-Davidson, “We’ve been part of the fabric of this community since 1903 so it’s only natural that our brand is woven into the fabric of the Bucks jerseys.

"At Harley, our goal is to grow the sport of motorcycling across the country and around the world while building the next generation of riders."

Cummings said that the alliance with the Bucks "not only unites two of the world’s favorite sports, it activates our brand in relevant ways to new, young adult audiences across the U.S. and around the world in over 200 countries and territories."

Teams with jersey patch deals also include Boston Celtics (GE), Brooklyn Nets (Infor), Cleveland Cavaliers (Goodyear), Denver Nuggets (Western Union) Detroit Pistons (Flagstaff Bank), Minnesota Timberwolves (Fitbit), Orlando Magic (Disney World), Philadelphia 76ers (StubHub), Sacramento Kings (Blue Diamond), Toronto Raptors (Sun Life) and the Utah Jazz (Qualtrics).

"It’s a perfect fit for Harley-Davidson and the Bucks, two international brands with deep Milwaukee roots, to join together through this partnership," Matt Pazaras, svp-business development and strategy for the Bucks, said during the unveiling.

"Harley evokes as much passion among its riders as the Bucks do for our fans. And with that passion, along with its iconic logo and what it represents, Harley is the coolest brand for our players to sport during games."

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